Senior Child Protection Practitioner, AHCPES

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

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Job Details
Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: CPP 5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/381133
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $101,935
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CPP5 - Senior CPP (Supervisory) (381133) - AHCPES - PD.docx (Word, 868KB)
Job Specification

CPP5 - Senior CPP (Supervisory) (381133) - AHCPES - PD.pdf (PDF, 355KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Lynn Stephens
9843 5076

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Ongoing, Full Time (76hrs per fortnight)

Office Location(s):
 East Division

 
Position Summary:

The Central After Hours Service (CAHS) is a state wide service that responds to new child protection reports and contacts regarding existing child protection clients made to DHHS out of business hours. The CAHS includes the After Hours Child Protection Emergency Service (AHCPES), Central After Hours Placement Service (CAHPS), Streetwork Outreach Service (SOS) and Central After Hours Bail Assessment Placement Service (CAHAPBS).

The Senior Child Protection Practitioner is responsible for supporting and developing Child Protection Practitioners in the integration of theory and practice whilst demonstrating their expertise through case practice and the supervision of child protection practitioners. The Senior Child Protection Practitioner will work collaboratively with the Team Manager to strengthen case practice, to provide effective service delivery and to support other practitioners.

Are You:

  • Committed to working with children, young people and families?
  • Able to effectively engage to provide families with the optimum capacity for change?
  • Continually improving your skills and knowledge to further develop your professional practice?

This role may at times be required to operate outside normal office hours (at night and on weekends and public holidays) with relevant overtime or time in lieu provisions applying.

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/


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